It’s RED Around Here

st.-louis-cardinalsI’m back in St. Louis and … it’s RED around here. Red like the Cardinals. (Cardinals like the ball team, not like the pretty birds at the bird feeder.) Even though we’ve moved to Colorado, we’ll always be Cardinals fans! We have cheered on the Cards through a few World Series (some successful, some not so much at all) and we’ll be doing it again with this series. But did I mention that St. Louis goes RED when things like this are going on? Everywhere you look. Red. We won’t discuss last night’s loss ….

It’s Fall Break for College Daughter, so I met her here in St. Louis last night and am enjoying a fun weekend with her! We promised WH that we’d send photos, since he’s stuck back in Colorado this weekend. (Not that you can really call it “stuck”, being in Colorado …) I’m also looking forward to shopping working at Loopy over the next few days. I miss walking around the aisles of yarn. My little office at home is not quite as colorful.

I tried another crockpot recipe that I wanted to share with you. This one is for pork roast and it’s delicious. I found it on Pinterest, but it looks like it originally came from recipe

Crockpot-Cranberry-Pork-RoastCrockpot Cranberry Pork Roast

3 lb. boneless pork loin
16 oz. canned whole berry cranberry sauce
1 Tbl. brown sugar
1 tsp. yellow mustard
2 Tbl. cornstarch
2 Tbl. water

Brown the pork roast in a skillet, catching all sides, and then put into crockpot.

Mix cranberry sauce, brown sugar and mustard and pour over the roast. Cook, covered, on high for 1 hour. Reduce to low and cook for 6 more hours. When done, remove roast and put the cranberry sauce in a bowl.

Whisk cornstarch and water together.  Add to the cranberry sauce bowl and whisk well. Cook in microwave for 2 minutes and pour over the roast.

(Note – you can serve the roast sliced or shredded for sandwiches.)

In the mood for more great fall recipes? Try:

Pumpkin Granola (snacking time)
Pumpkin Pecan Croissant Bread Pudding (sounds like a winning breakfast)
Pumpkin Pie Dessert Bars (dessert for the weekend?)
Cauliflower Poppers (this would go well with the pork roast)
Rose Apple Pie (I can’t read the recipe, but isn’t it beautiful?)
Red Hot Popcorn Mix (which I will have to make for World Series munching…)

Are you watching the World Series? Confession: I really only watch it when the Cards make it. I guess I’m a fair weather baseball fan.

Sheri hopingyouhaveagreatweekend


  1. Over here at the moment it’s all Rugby Union with the World Cup being held in New Zealand. Should be watching Wales vs. Australia atm (go Wales), but I’m watching Pride and Prejudice instead; the BBC version of course. It works well with knitting for some reason.

  2. Not watching unfortunately. Cleaning. 😛 I have 2 friends coming to visit, so some serious turbo-cleaning is in order.

  3. Welcome back to St. Louis, Sheri! Cardinals red is definitely sweeping the city. It must be fun to enjoy the World Series with Card’s fan College Daughter. Last night’s game was a painful loss, though. 🙁 Thanks for the links to my bread pudding and popcorn mix. I”m anxious to try the crock pot recipe. Sounds delish!

  4. I’m a “fair weather” ball fan, too, but I’m on the other side of the plate from you, Sheri, rooting for the Rangers! 😉

    Of course, both teams are great to make it to this point.

  5. The recipe for the Rose Apple Pie can be translated at the top. I have already fixed it in English and the recipe is not hard. I can submit it to you as a Word Document if you would like to have it.

  6. When you are in CO and must wait for your mail person, you know how we feel about being too far from TLE to walk in the door.
    Don’t tell DH, but with his big screen TV in my knitting space, I am finding it easier to watch a bb game and actually know what is happening. I have never been a big sports/TV fan, but now I realize just how small a 22″ TV really is.
    I like the sound of your pork roast, but with a diabetic in the house, I do not think I should try it.

  7. I’m not watching the World Series. The Red Sox had a less than stellar year, and I have been completely swamped. I haven’t seen a television except for a few minutes here and there (and football on Sundays) in weeks.

    I would make the pork roast, but that is a lot of meat for just my husband to eat. I’d have to find something to use as a substitute for cranberry too. Some people are just so picky!

  8. OOPS! I’m cheering on the Rangers after living in Texas for 26 years and being a baseball fan! The recipes looks marvelous! I want to do the popcorn for Christmas snacking. The pumpkin granola….yummy.

  9. OMG. That recipe sounds REALLY good and easy!

    I watched part of the game last night. I wouldn’t say I’m a fair weather game watcher, but only World Series, Superbowl, NBA Finals watcher – I usually only watch at the end.

  10. Since moving to Milwaukee, I have become a baseball fan. However, since the Cards kicked Brewer butt, I have become a fair weather baseball fan. No fair weather here. :-((

  11. Hockey is our sport of choice but the World Series is still fun to follow no matter who’s playing. And speaking of sports, DH mentioned to me this morning how appropriate it is that TLE is moving to Fort Collins, given that the mascot for CSU is the Rams! I hadn’t thought of that but it cracked me up so I thought I’d share. It’s like you were meant to be here! 🙂

  12. Well, I’m feeling a bit cranky about baseball. I grew up in the Boston area and I am now a Phillies season ticket holder. Oh yeah, I used to live in Ann Arbor and go to Detroit games. Not having much baseball fun this year!

  13. Sounds like you are having a fun time! The pork roast and recipes are making my mouth water…or maybe the baby is making me do that ;)=

  14. Hi Sheri! This week I was remembering my trip last summer to TLE. My friend Courtney and I stayed right across the street from the Cardinals ball field. They were playing at home that weekend and I couldn’t get over how decorated the fans were for the games!! I was wondering how many pairs of cardinal earrings made it to the games this week!

  15. I live here in Texas so the Cards games are not on that often but I am keeping up with them. For this series I am popping over to catch an inning or two but I just cannot stand to see them not win.

    I remember in eighth grade our teacher bringing in a TV when the Cards were in a World Series and we got to study and watch too. That is true love of the game.

    Enjoy your time with your daughter, time seems to keep going faster and faster for me …..

  16. Don’t worry Sheri – we only watch the world series when it has teams that we care about too. We’re die hard SF Giants fans so last year was like heaven for us. This year I haven’t watched a single post season game. Thanks for sharing the recipes, they look yummy. Enjoy being back at TLE headquarters and visiting with KD.

  17. I understand the fair weather fan thing. I’m the same way with my college football team! And thank you for sharing your recipes. I love learning to make new yummy things and this pork roast looks luscious!

  18. I’m at SAFF not buying yarn (NOT!!!). (I don’t know who this Miss Babs and Dragonfly worsted and Djinni belongs too)

  19. Dad played professional baseball so it’s in my blood. I don’t like the prima donnas and hot shots in sports. A good team is a joy to watch.

    I usually watch at least part of the World Series. This year my husband surprised me with tickets to last night’s game. It was amazing even with a loss.

    Go Cards!

  20. No – I am NOT watching the World Series – being a Brewer fan I really DON’T like the Cardinals!! : ) Cheering loudly for Texas here! (And to cheer me up, I recall being in Busch Stadium a couple of years ago, cheering loudly as the Brewers swept the Cardinals – hey, I’ve got to have something positive to hang on to!) But, so I don’t sound too antagonistic – my dad and brother have always been Cardinal fans, so they are cheering for the redbirds.

  21. I used Google translate on the Rose Apple Pie and was thrilled to discover that it is marzipan, not flour! And it makes enough sense that I am going to give it a try!!!!

    My baseball team is already finished for the season, so I have a hard time paying attention. I know that is juvenile of me, but there you have it! Good luck to the Cards!

  22. Have an awesome time with KD/CD! I have to wait until Thanksgiving week to see my CS, but at least he has the whole week off! It’s hard when they live 450 miles away!

    On the World Series: I have to cheer for the Rangers, because they beat our Detroit Tigers. But, I guess I won’t mind too much if the Cards win it.

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